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Lightning Strike Caused Bloomingdale Fire, Police Say

Three adults escaped residential fire Wednesday afternoon.

Note: This story was updated at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Three adults are safe after escaping a burning home on Pearl Street Wednesday afternoon.

said that it was reported by a 9-1-1 caller that the house fire began after lightning struck the home around 4:30 p.m. Chief Mike Hudson said the fire had flames and smoke coming from the attic.

Fire officials from , and Bloomingdale arrived and put out the fire within 25 minutes, Hudson said. The adults who were in the home at the time were able to escape and no pets were reported to be inside. No injuries were reported.

The second floor of the home, which includes a bedroom and attic, are damaged, Hudson said. Bloomingdale Construction Official Dan Hagberg was on the scene and said a notice deeming the home an "unsafe structure" will be placed on the home.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department.

Butler Power & Light responded to cut off electricity to the house. Tri-Boro First Aid Squad also responded.

Dawn Hudson August 16, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Great job by Bloomingdale Fire Department!!!!!!!
James August 16, 2012 at 03:21 PM
YES Another Great Job from our FD. Sherry how can that comment be personal if he quoted what i wrote from a past article?? And thank you Patch Black for the repost.
Linda August 16, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Good job Annette Sanders, I saw you on Channel 5 this morning.
Linda August 16, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I hit enter too fast. Great job by the Ladies Aux. for paying for the hotel!!! Great job by the firemen, as always!! The newscaster said, "neighbors helping neighbors"!!! Great to see.
Sherry August 16, 2012 at 10:19 PM
James, I reply personal. Because this was a great job done by all firemen, ladies aux and residents, And as MAR LIME stated lets keep our thoughts positive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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